|Merseygateway.co.uk says the six lane toll passover will link the
towns of Runcorn and Widnes, relieving congestion along the ageing and
overburdened Silver Jubilee Bridge.
With its preferred bidder
status now confirmed, Merseylink is looking to take on around 500
skilled members of staff to assist in its construction.
director Steve Cardwell backed the Mersey Gateway to become a landmark
construction for Europe and said his company would need the "strongest
possible team" if it was to realise its plans.
theconstructionindex.co.uk: "This will be one of the largest civil
engineering projects in Europe over the next three-and-a-half years and
I'm confident we will be able to bring together highly motivated staff
to take the project to fruition."
Some of the roles for the
bridge will include project managers and site managers to work alongside
Mr Cardwell, along with section managers, quantity surveyors, site
engineers as well as general foremen and section foremen.
Merseylink believes its cable bridge will be finished by 2017.